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Case Report Volume 4 Issue 8

Nutritional Challenges and Management in Post-surgical Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Edwina Raj1*, Shivaram H V2, Girish3, Prakash Dorraiswamy4, Rebecca Renee5 and Deeksha Acharya6

1Senior Dietitian, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2Chief Surgeon, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3Surgical Oncology, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4Senior Consultant - Anaesthesia and Critical Care Aster CMI Hospital, India
5Dietitian, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
6Trainee, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author: Edwina Raj, Senior Dietitian, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Received: June 16, 2020; Published: July 21, 2020



 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) is a type of cancer that arises in the white blood cells called lymphocytes, when the cells start dividing uncontrollably. We present a 46 year old woman who was a known case of NHL (proximal jejunum which is quite uncommon) post 5th cycle of chemotherapy who presented with history of fever, abdominal pain with vomiting. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy, resection of perforated segment of distal jejunum and peritoneal lavage with primary anastomosis. a nutrition care plan was devised to prevent nutritional deficiencies and minimize the effect of catabolism. Nutrition intervention supports the overall recovery and surgical outcome. the patient showed remarkable improvement despite the nutritional risk and the nutritional challenges presented to us. The treatment included total parenteral nutrition progressing to soft diet with high protein prior to discharge, which aids in quick recovery, faster wound healing and tissue repair.

Keywords: Salt; Sodium; Hypertension; Cardio Vascular Diseases; Preserved Foods and Processed Foods



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Citation: Edwina Raj., et al. “Nutritional Challenges and Management in Post-surgical Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.8 (2020): 52-59.


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